Raising a child is one of the most responsible tasks in the world.
Childhood is a key stage in a person’s life as it prepares them for the rest of their life. The habits and values that a person learns in their early years will determine decisions they take later on in life, which is why adults should pay a lot of attention to what they teach their children and what sorta of examples they show them.
The greatest revolution in pedagogy was brought about by Maria Montessori, who lived between 1870-1952. This Italian doctor negated previous approaches to raising children and proposed a completely new concept and approach.
In the 19th century, children were treated like little adults and no one was that interested in understanding how they really see the world. Maria Montessori decided to change this and proposed an approach that focused on the child, his or her needs and development.
This list of Mary Montessori’s 19 principles, which will help you raise a polite child and a good person, can be found on the following pages.